Corporate Governance

So What?

by Walter Haazen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/9/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9781412092968
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781412202008

About the Book

Over the past number of years, in our rapidly evolving business environment, an unacceptably high number of examples of poor Corporate Governance have surfaced, often with dramatic consequences for the organizations involved and their stakeholders.

Alongside the examples of bad practice, there are undoubtedly thousands of companies where boards do take their responsibilities seriously. The mere fact that those better examples of Corporate Governance do not attract the attention of the press and lawmakers, does not mean that they do not exist.

However, whereas in the past non-executive directors used to limit their actions to monitoring financial results and compliance with laws and regulations, it is high time for boards and their members to reconsider their assignments and responsibilities, and to act more often as advisors to future health and success.

To support continuous growth and value, the management and Board need a flexible Corporate Governance model, adapted to the situation and needs of the organization. It should be complemented by timely and accurate information, in the process creating a transparent insight into the organizationÕs performance and risks. That is in reality what Corporate Governance is about.

This book will provide you with some fresh insight into how this new role can be defined and implemented. It will undoubtedly trigger some of your own ideas that you can use in your position as a Board member.

The book only renders it's secrets, after taking time to read and digest it. In the book you will find the following topics:

  • Corporate Governance, its true meaning and deliverables
  • Setting up, structuring and organizing your board
  • Avoiding financial tunnel vision
  • The concept of business performance management in a nut shell
  • Designing your strategic information system with financial and non financial information.
  • Where to start in practice?

Corporate Governance, so what? uses a company case, including information framework design examples, to illustrate the proper deployment of Corporate Governance.

About the Author

Coming from an industrial engineering background, Walter has 25 years experience in project and management consulting with a strong emphasis on Business Performance Management, Process Re-engineering and IT integration during the last 15 years. He is specialised in working with executives to develop business performance management solutions starting from mission, vision and strategy and connecting business performance management to operational level control of people, processes, projects and improvement initiatives. Working with a number of multinational and middle-sized organisations over the years, Walter has also been a regular speaker at universities, international conferences and seminars with both concept and case related topics.